Monday, November 19, 2012

Exam week!

Ok, so I missed the Mickey Mouse challenge, sadly, but I 've been studying!! Both girls are writing exams this week, and I've been studying with the youngest gannet who is writing her first exams, so time has been at a minimum. 

I did, however, get inspired and start an A4 ZIA using hollibaugh as the base. I tried using lots of tangles I've never used before and found some really interesting ones. (My tangle collection consists of a flipfile with tangles pasted alphabetically onto the pages. I did read somewhere - and I can't rememeber where - about different storage ideas for all your patterns.) Anyway, this is my entry into The DIva's Challenge this week....I had two small spaces left and so added zinger into the space! I've got a similar pattern to Zinger which I've used in my pattern stacks. Can you believe that I've managed to submit a tile to the challenge on the Monday it comes out?!!!

Challenge 96: bales, camelia, cadent, cubine, cruffle, cockles adn mussels, girdy, huggins, flukes, jetties, keeko, knyt, lanie, nzeppel, pavonia, printemps, paradox, planateen, sanibelle, socc, sez, tripoli, tink, ix, zinger and my own flower daizees!

Happy creating, see you all later this week

Sunday, November 11, 2012


I am such a proud mom!

My girls both did so well at Sports Day held last week Friday. Michaela (youngest gannet) took part for the first time in the individual events and Caitlin (eldest gannet) took part for the last time as she's off to High School next year! Caitlin came first in the 1200m for the 4th year in a row and her team came first in the 4X100m relay. Michaea had the most amazing day: she came 2nd in the 1200m, 2nd in the 100m, first in the Long Jump and her team came 1st in the relay! We have a friendly inter schools next Friday and she's very excited!

The youngest (in green) in the 100m

The eldest in her long jump

The youngest in her long jump!

The eldest coming down the home straight of the 1200m.

We also had a 10th Birthday party last weekend (which is why I never got around to posting last week - it was such a crazy week and then a busy weekend too. I felt like I was in the spin cycle of the washing machine, and when it had finished, instead of opening the door, someone just turned the machine back on!!  Anyway.....I had 11 ten year olds for a rock and roll party...they laughed, they danced, they swam and they was such fun. I also had a photo booth in the lounge with all the hats, masks, funny glasses, wigs etc from the dress-up box for party photos, it was such a hit!

Doing the "Boogie Woogie"

Swim time

Harry #2 aka my nephew

Group photo - birthday girl is second from the left!

We had a muffin tower instead of a cake!
So, on to tangles and arty things....I've got a couple of people hooked on Zentangle now and we're talking about getting together once a week to Create! Could be fun! My tile for  the Challenge this week, is half of last weeks challenge that I never managed to complete! 
Challenge #94: purk, cadent socc, bunzo, swirls.

Have a creative week